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Forum topic by DanRJ posted 03-23-2012 01:09 PM 1275 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DanRJ

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03-23-2012 01:09 PM

Hi everyone,

I’m looking for some help on how to cut a rabbet on a beveled edge. I did a quick drawing in Paint to help you visualize this (I hope it shows up ok). The tools I have to work with are a handheld router and table saw. I was thinking I could continue to use the table saw still set at a 45 bevel to cut the rabbet but that it would be difficult to get the proper depth since it would be varying. Is there a way to do this with a handheld router? If anyone has any great tips I would really appreciate it. Thanks for everyone’s help! I really enjoy this website for all the help!

Dan


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#1 posted 03-23-2012 01:21 PM

I’m thinking the safest way may be using a jig that supports it on that angle and held in place by clamps, the jig riding in the miter slot on the table saw or on a router table.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 01:30 PM

That was thinking that it was small piece(s) you had to do. If it’s a big wide piece you could lay it flat on the table saw and have the dado on a 45 and run the board along the fence. I’d suggest using scrap pieces to try it and get it set up to where you need it.

I’m a little concerned though, if it’s big and it cocks when you’re running it through it could pinch and have a kickback situation. I’d be tempted to do it on my Unisaw that is stable and has a solid fence but maybe a little leery on a table saw that might be considered flimsy.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 02:50 PM

I would use my table saw.

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 03:02 PM

I guess I was assuming he had a dado set and could do it flat and cut the rabbit in one pass. Cut the 45 then cut the rabbit with the dado. Didn’t think everybody may not have everything. :-)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#5 posted 03-23-2012 07:37 PM

Thanks for the tips!

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